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A breeder reactor produce more fissile material than consume. I suppose that very serious disadvantages doesn't exist.

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The nuclear reactor is different from the breeder reactor because it generates energy through fission. Historically, in order to be called a breeder, a reactor must be specifically designed to create more fissile material than it consumes. this is what I've looked up and been able to find

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